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Still posting from that “Steampunk Thing.” The first draft isn’t done yet and I’m hoping that this will keep me motivated to keep at it.
This picks up from last week.
I opened my mouth to speak but closed it again. The only words I could think of were “Bloody Hell” and that wasn’t something to say in front of a lady, even if she hadn’t been my employer.
I handed the newspaper back to her, my mind still numb.
James set the brake on the carriage and stepped down from the driver’s seat. “Come on,” he said, turning me around. “I’ll help you get your things gathered up.”
“That… that won’t be necessary,” I said. “I don’t have all that much.”
But he was already walking with me before I was even aware that we were moving.
“It’s all right,” he said quietly as we stepped out of hearing range. “I grew up in a place not too different than this. I know how it is.”